Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cognitive decline and hearing loss

Hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and possibly also with the onset of dementia in older adults. The vast majority of scientists in the area have agreed that cognitive decline is likely related to the lack of social interaction that older adults have because of their hearing loss. A new study, “Self-Reported Hearing… Read More

Oculoplastic Surgeon vs. Plastic Surgeon

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized dynamic field of medicine that brings together two diverse sources of knowledge – plastic surgery and ophthalmology. Ophthalmic plastic surgery centers on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit, along with cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows. Oculoplastic surgeons are also skilled in aesthetic rejuvenation… Read More

Ectropion After Lower Blepharoplasty

Ectropion is a condition that can occur after cosmetic eyelid surgery to remove bags and puffiness. When not supported properly during lower blepharoplasty, ectropion can lead to tearing and chronic irritation. Oculoplastic surgery is often necessary to consider ectropion repair. Eyelid retraction, lateral canthal rounding, or lid laxity can all follow cosmetic eyelid surgery and… Read More

An Eye Exam Can Tell You a Lot about Your Overall Health

The eye is a unique organ. As ophthalmologists, we are able to look into your eyes and view blood vessels and nerves without having to cut open anything. This is what gives us so much information about the overall health of our patients. Furthermore, many systemic diseases have ocular manifestations. Diabetes, hypertension, various autoimmune disorders,… Read More

Ectropion Repair Improves Tearing and Eye Irritation

Ectropion is a condition where the eyelid(s) sag causing a change in shape and uncomfortable symptoms, including tearing, irritation, redness, and foreign-body sensation. Often, the condition can be corrected with a safe, outpatient procedure to replace the sagging tissues back to their normal position. There are many causes of ectropion. Aging changes, aggressive cosmetic eyelid… Read More

Heredity and environmental factors are responsible for contributing to myopia

Parents often ask whether myopia can be prevented in their children. The long and short of whether myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, can be prevented is no it can’t, although there might be ways of mitigating the severity of this common ocular problem. Myopia is a condition where people see well up close, but… Read More

SightMD is proud to be the the 2016 official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets

Cataract surgery comes around only once and it has become a second chance at great vision. Patients have a one-time opportunity to pick the type of lens he or she would prefer at the time of surgery. Here at North Shore Eye Care, we perform laser cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. Our small incision technique… Read More

Cataract Surgery with North Shore Eye Care

When considering cataract surgery, let the ophthalmic surgeons of North Shore Eye Care help you. The eye surgeons of North Shore Eye Care are experts in the field of cataract surgery. We are one of the few eye doctors on long island who are currently performing laser cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly… Read More

Infectious Corneal Ulcers

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea, the clear dome covering the iris and pupil. It is usually caused by an infection from a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite (acanthamoeba) but can also be inflammatory and non-infectious. This blog will focus on the infectious forms of corneal ulcers. Predisposing conditions for corneal… Read More

What is stopping you from having LASIK? Fear and Cost…. Let us help

LASIK has been performed for over 20 years in the United States with consistent improvement in technology and technique over the years. LASIK laser eye surgery has helped millions of Americans and people around the world to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses and contact lenses. LASIK helps patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism… Read More

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